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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake (Skillet)

1 cn Pineapple Slices In Syrup
(1 pound 4 ozs)
1/4 c Butter
2/3 c Brown Sugar, Firmly Packed
Maraschino Cherries
1 c Unbleached Flour, Unsifted
3/4 c Granulated Sugar
1 1/2 ts Baking Powder
1/2 ts Salt
1/2 c Milk
1/4 c Vegetable Oil (Or Solid Vegetable Shortening)
1 lg Egg
1/4 ts Grated Lemon Rind
1 ts Lemon Juice
1 ts Vanilla Extract

Drain the pineapple, reserving 2 Tbls of the juice.
Melt the butter in a heavy 10-inch ovenproof skillet.
Stir in the brown sugar and reserved pineapple syrup, blending well.
Remove from the heat.
Arrange the pineapple slices in the sugar mixture in a balanced arrangement.
Place a maraschino cherry in the center of each pineapple slice. Combine the flour, sugars, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
Add the milk and oil then beat, with an electric mixer set on high speed, for 2 minutes.
Add the egg, lemon rind, lemon juice and vanilla extract and beat for an additional 2 minutes.
Carefully pour the batter over the pineapple in the skillet, spreading evenly.
Bake in a preheated oven for 25 minutes or until the cake tests done.
Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Place a serving plate upside down on the top of the skillet and invert the skillet and plate.
Serve this cake warm.

VARIATION: For Peach Upside-Down Cake, use a can of peach halves instead of the pineapple slices and proceed as above.

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Buttery Cinnamon Skillet Apples
presented by Mulberry Inn & Gardens Bed & Breakfast

4 medium cooking apples
1/3 cup butter
1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar
1 T. + 1 t. cornstarch
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 to 1/2 t. cinnamon

Peel, core and cut in half apples.
Make a sauce by melting butter in 10" skillet over medium heat; stir in sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon.
Mix well and add water.

Add apples to sauce, cover and cook over medium heat. Occasionally spoon sauce over apples as they cook.

Cook 12 to 15 minutes, until apples are fork tender and sauce is thick.

To serve, place 2 halves in dish and ladle 1/2 cup sauce over each serving.

Makes 4 servings.

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Texas Skillet Cobbler

1 stick butter, (4 ounces)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 can cherries and juice, [pie filling]
1 cup flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
1/2 cup milk

Melt butter in skillet; add 1/2 cup sugar and cherries with juice. Mix remaining cup of sugar, flour, baking powder and milk and spread over cherry mixture in skillet.
Bake in 350 degree F oven for 25 minutes.
Leave skillet in oven after heat is turned off and allow cobbler to get crusty.
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